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World|life|May 22, 2020 / 05:01 PM
Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes in Karachi

AKIPRESS.COM - A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in Karachi on a flight from Lahore, BBC reports citing aviation officials.

The plane, which was reportedly carrying around 99 passengers and eight crew, was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport, one of Pakistan's busiest airports.

Pictures shared on social media show smoke rising from the crash site, a residential area in Karachi.

Emergency services have arrived at the scene, where homes have been damaged.

"The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members," said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for Pakistan's aviation authority.

The crash comes just days after the country began allowing commercial flights to resume.

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